British Beaches

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Collieston Beach

Peterhead, Aberdeenshire

A small sandy harbour and traditional fishing village bordered by the extensive Forvie national nature reserve to the south.

Beach Type



The small village has a post office



Nature and Wildlife

The very extensive Forvie national nature reserve is just to the south.

Water Quality




Awards and Recommendations

Green Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Aberdenn TIC, Provost Ross's House Shiprow. Aberdeenshire Tel: +44 (0) 1224 288828


Nearest town: Peterhead
County: Aberdeenshire
Latitude/Longitude: 57.3472, -1.93352
Postcode: AB41 8RQ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Head north from Aberdeen on the A90 before turning off right on the A975. Collieston is signposted off this road.

Nearest Railway Stations

Dyce (Approx. 13 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Public car park is located at the north end of the village at Cransdale. First left after the church.

Nearby Car Parks

Collieston, Collieston (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Little Collieston, Ellon (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Back O'Bridge - North, Newburgh (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Ythan Bridge (South), Newburgh (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
River Meadow, Newburgh (Unknown stay).
About 3.4 miles away
Ellon, Ellon (Unknown stay).
About 4.2 miles away
Meadows Way, Ellon (Unknown stay).
About 4.7 miles away
Cruden Bay, Cruden Bay (Unknown stay).
About 5.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Peterhead